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Who Needs to Win to Win?
NY Magazine ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | Jonathan Chait

Posted on 02/04/2013 10:20:35 PM PST by neverdem

Can a party rule by capturing most of the country but less than half of the people? We might be about to find out.

In the immediate aftermath of last November’s election, the Republican Party, snapped suddenly out of the self-delusion of imminent victory promulgated by the Karl Roves and Dick Morrises of their party, came face-to-face with grim reality: Most of America hated them. And the Americans who didn’t hate them were dying off at a disconcerting pace. Something, nearly everybody both inside and outside the party agreed, would have to be done to rehabilitate the party brand. These were the choices: change, or continue to lose.

Since the New Year, though, a third possibility has emerged. What if Republicans don’t compromise with public opinion, but also don’t lose?

A glimpse of such a future came slowly into view in the weeks following the election, when Republican legislators in Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Ohio floated, with varying levels of commitment, a plan to rig the Electoral College. Each of those states voted for Obama, yet Republicans controlled each of their state governments. The plan would entail allocating the electoral vote in each state not in a lump sum to the candidate who gets more votes, but piecemeal, to the winner of each congressional district.

As it happens, Republicans in those states had already stacked the congressional districts in their party’s favor, so that roughly two thirds of the districts supported Mitt Romney in the last election even though all the states went for Obama. Allocating blue-state electors by congressional district would hand the GOP a massive advantage in the presidential election. Had those states allocated electors this way in 2012, Wisconsin, where Obama won by 7 percent, would have split its electoral votes 5-5. Michigan...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: electoralcollege
We know the rats cheat. So why shouldn't we allocate electoral college votes by congressional districts?
1 posted on 02/04/2013 10:20:43 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

“Republican Party... came face-to-face with grim reality: Most of America hated them.”

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/crap.wav


2 posted on 02/04/2013 10:33:10 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: neverdem

We gave the Republicans the world in 1994 and they blew it.


3 posted on 02/04/2013 10:40:29 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: neverdem
These Rats need to wake up in a pine box, six foot underground.

Someone once wrote: First watch 8 minutes 16 seconds of video titled Romney defeated Obama - if not for voter fraud.

Then ... read and think about this.I don't completely agree.
I believe there WAS ENOUGH Voter Fraud to throw the 80 Electoral College Votes from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.
I also believe that had Romney SAVAGED Obama, like he SAVAGED the Conservatives that ran against him in the Primary, Romney would have gotten more votes in the General election.
So yes, it's Romney's fault, but there WAS ENOUGH VOTER FRAUD to steal the election for Obama.
Romney might have won, but with Obama's Criminals running the "Justice Department", they'll never admit Romney won.

Black States = States Obama won by Voter Fraud. Click the state for more information.

Dean Chambers of UnskewedPolls.com Creates Obama Voter Fraud Map

Photo Credit: Barackofraudo.com


4 posted on 02/04/2013 10:56:13 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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